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Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults

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DMARDs in Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment (1 of 2)

Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are in common use for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and several have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for this indication. DMARDs may be oral or biologic drugs.

The consensus of clinical experience has made methotrexate, a oral DMARD, the first-line drug of choice for treating RA.